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Residential Dance Week in Austria, with Astrid Pinter & Liza Wedgwood

Shaabi to Sharqi (Folk to Classical)

How surprising it is to find a strong connection between the earthy exuberant and celebratory Shaabi dancing of the village peoples of Upper Egypt, the Saiid, and that which we call Sharqi or Classical, the dual form of Courtly and Modern Raqs Sharqi.  223 more words

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Western Desert, Egypt

After any more than a few days in chaotic and carcinogenic Cairo, thoughts inevitably turn to escaping to a place of tranquillity. No better rest bite then, than a weekend foray into the Western Desert: Bahariyya Oasis, and the other-worldliness of the Black Desert and the White Desert. 565 more words


Karkadeh - Pharaoh's tonic

Karkadeh (hibiscus tea) كركديه عناب

One of the many things I love about Egypt is Karkadeh/Karkady or Hibiscus tea, which can be served hot or chilled. 387 more words

Food & Drink

The Palette of Narmer

The Palette of Narmer is ubiquitous when it comes to Art History 101 classes and textbooks and in my opinion, rightfully so! This particular piece allows the unamused math major in the back of the class at the very least a look into the history and sculpting ability the Egyptians had established as early as the 1st Dynasty. 450 more words

Art History

He was digging for bird-lime fertilizer... when he struck something underground

Sixty-eight years ago a Bedouin villager named Mohammed Ali discovered something that would impact human beings for generations to come.

In the introduction to Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Living Buddha, Living Christ, it reads: “He was digging for bird-lime fertilizer under a cliff near the town of Nag Hammadi, in Upper Egypt, when he struck something underground. 308 more words


Upper Egypt: 5 Things to See & Do

Southern Egypt is called Upper Egypt because it’s upriver from northern (Lower) Egypt. The Nile is one of the rare rivers that flows northward, from central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. 347 more words